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Dec 3, 2013 6:30pm PST
education. test scores show american students continue to lag in international rankings. according to results from the program for international student assessment, u.s. teenagers ranked below average in math and near average in reading and science. trailing behind countries like japan and china where students of the same age continue to maintain top scores. can this be fixed and what does this mean for businesses and america's competitiveness. here to discuss this, michelle, former chancellor of the public schools in washington d.c. and the ceo and founder of students first. michelle, we're happy to have you. you're such an education expert. let me start with the first question, can this be fixed? because just about every ceo tyler and i talk to are very worried about u.s. competitiveness and, you know, where will they get top talent in the workplace if our kids in school just aren't doing well? do you think? >> it can absolutely be fixed. i hear the same thing from business folks saying they can't find people in the applicant pool that have the skills and knowledge to fill mission c
Dec 10, 2013 12:00am PST
. we have to change social determinants. education is one of the major parts. young people who have a high school education, high school degree have two and a half times longer than those who do not. those with a college degree, even more, and diseases like diabetes and hypertension are more prevalent in those less educated. >> what do you make of all the politics, the pushback on obama care? >> obamacare has become a political football, but it has some really good parts. have the part about insurance reform, but we have efforts like that national prevention strategy, and those parts won't get talked about as much. we are trying to get young people to go into health careers to help solve those problems. let you go, we are going to do a tribute to nelson mandela. we know our presidents resident and former are on their way to south africa for this service. in the 90's you were the recipient of the reward. there is a u.s. recipient. there is a south african recipient. what did it mean to bear such a bears the name of nelson mandela? >> he is such an inspiration. basically the social just
Dec 4, 2013 6:30pm PST
descent education or health care or a community that views her future as their own, that should offend all of us and compel us to action. we're a better country than this. >> so, john, what does the budget have to do with the speech the president gave today? >> well, the president has two goals. one -- the first is do no harm to the economy and if they can get a budget deal, avoid a shut down, that would meet the goal but longer term he has more protective things, raise the minimum wage and spend on education and he may not get those out of this congress but what he's hoping to do is plow the ground for future years, maybe future presidents to make progress on the priorities. >> i'm sure it will create heated debate. thanks for the update, john harwood from washington. >>> still ahead, how safe is your pension whether you work for a city, state or private company? >>> the price of oil moved higher for the fourth session in a row. crude prices up today more than a dollar closing at a five-week high. >>> meanwhile, opec oil meeting today decided to keep production quotas unchanged. the d
Dec 6, 2013 11:00pm PST
sense of the outrage. you have a sense of an education. you have a sense of, "oh my goodness. i've known washington has been something i've been disappointed in. but i didn't know it looked like this. i didn't know it had come to all of this just this -- incredible contempt for what they are supposed to be there for." contempt for what their constituents are, i.e., us. >> you say political washington is "an inbred company town where party differences are easily subsumed by membership in the club." and you talked about the club. "the club swells for the night into the ultimate bubble world. they become part of a system that rewards, more than anything a system of self-perpetuation." >> self-perpetuation is a key point in all of this. it is what you're going to -- how you're going to continue. i mean, the original notion of the founders is that a president or a public servant would serve a term, couple years, return to their communities, return to their farm. now the organizing principle of life in washington is how are you going to keep it going? whether it's how you're going to sta
Dec 5, 2013 6:30pm PST
margry and a publishing and education company. twitter was criticized for not having any female directors on the all while-male bored. the news came by tweet and she responded with her first tweet saying it's an exciting time in twitter's history. >>> today is the 17th anniversary of alan green span's comment. remember that? it was about sharply rising stock prices. so how much has changed in the march gets since then, and what companies right now may be seeing exuberance in share prices if the bottom line share a different story? dominic chu has more. >> reporter: 17 years ago, two words were forever eached into the history books of financial markets, irrational, exuberance. >> how do we know whennish rational exuberance has unduly escalated which becomes subject to unexpected and prolonged contractions? >> reporter: former federal reserve chairman used the term to characterize the market. things back then were not that different than they are now. sure, the s askand p 500 were closing to 1800 today but evaluations today were close to what they were in 1996. there are some comp
Dec 6, 2013 6:30pm PST
murphy, gap ceo and macy's chief merchandising officer. he says to move into education, it's hard to consider him working for anyone else, but if he would be willing, he would be a big get. there is always a chance for a christmas miracle. for nightly business report, i'm courtney regan. >>> sears is spinning off the lands end units, speaking of retail and that's where we begin tonight's market focus. they filed with the fcc to establish for the value of land's end but the bored of directors needs to sign off. this is the latest effort to get back on track as it faces mounding losses and declining sales. shares of sears holdings down nearly 4% to $48.09 today. another retailer, j.c. penney facing an inquiry into the finances. regulators investigating the controversial 800 million dollar stock offering this fall. the agency requested information on the liquid did, cash and equity in debt. shares plunged 9% today falling to $8.08. >>> j.c. penney wasn't alone. shares of barnes & noble tumbled today on word it's under investigation by the securities and exchange commission. they are loo
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